Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 511200 - Software Publishers


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 511200 - Software Publishers.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 511200 - Software Publishers is part of: NAICS 511000 - Publishing Industries (except Internet).

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NAICS 511200 - Software Publishers

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 259,790 100.00% $37.01 $39.52 $82,200 3.2 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 28,600 11.01% $60.75 $64.93 $135,050 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,180 0.45% (5) $94.30 $196,140 3.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 5,430 2.09% $64.43 $69.66 $144,900 2.6 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 400 0.15% $41.61 $46.20 $96,090 5.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 3,140 1.21% $61.00 $63.24 $131,550 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 2,380 0.92% $62.70 $66.75 $138,840 2.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 190 0.07% $61.71 $64.46 $134,080 8.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 690 0.27% $41.00 $44.50 $92,560 2.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 9,180 3.53% $60.98 $64.24 $133,620 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,920 0.74% $58.88 $63.77 $132,640 2.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 260 0.10% $47.10 $50.83 $105,720 3.5 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 210 0.08% $53.17 $55.71 $115,880 4.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 400 0.15% $58.41 $62.92 $130,870 6.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 340 0.13% $43.23 $46.09 $95,870 4.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 150 0.06% $49.78 $52.84 $109,910 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 0.02% $39.95 $44.09 $91,710 6.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 680 0.26% $62.14 $65.00 $135,190 3.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,980 0.76% $54.01 $58.33 $121,320 4.1 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 20,470 7.88% $35.03 $36.77 $76,480 3.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 660 0.25% $34.32 $35.47 $73,780 7.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 260 0.10% $30.53 $33.64 $69,980 6.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 510 0.20% $34.45 $35.16 $73,130 6.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 470 0.18% $31.92 $33.89 $70,500 4.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,690 0.65% $31.59 $33.94 $70,600 5.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 940 0.36% $35.21 $36.38 $75,670 5.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 360 0.14% $35.82 $37.26 $77,500 3.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 3,990 1.54% $42.16 $43.35 $90,160 3.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 0.02% $32.18 $32.08 $66,740 10.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 5,330 2.05% $33.40 $35.30 $73,430 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 4,170 1.61% $33.07 $34.84 $72,470 3.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 180 0.07% $37.52 $38.51 $80,100 1.9 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 100 0.04% $25.18 $28.79 $59,890 5.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 980 0.38% $34.31 $35.86 $74,590 2.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 700 0.27% $31.30 $37.09 $77,150 10.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 134,530 51.78% $38.99 $39.79 $82,760 3.3 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 2,720 1.05% $52.08 $55.28 $114,980 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 18,020 6.94% $39.32 $40.07 $83,340 5.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 38,490 14.82% $42.17 $42.88 $89,190 2.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 25,690 9.89% $45.00 $46.48 $96,690 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 18,640 7.18% $22.38 $24.06 $50,040 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 11,270 4.34% $38.18 $39.84 $82,880 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 2,660 1.02% $34.54 $35.77 $74,390 2.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 6,570 2.53% $37.17 $38.08 $79,210 3.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 3,330 1.28% $40.62 $40.18 $83,570 5.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 6,840 2.63% $35.63 $36.29 $75,490 3.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 220 0.08% $35.43 $36.23 $75,350 3.7 %
15-2041 Statisticians 40 0.02% $36.67 $37.25 $77,480 8.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3,060 1.18% $39.98 $41.17 $85,620 2.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 970 0.37% $48.63 $49.77 $103,520 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 370 0.14% $42.74 $45.47 $94,570 6.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 220 0.08% $45.45 $46.22 $96,150 4.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 370 0.14% $37.00 $37.57 $78,150 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 130 0.05% $39.20 $41.87 $87,100 5.5 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) (8) $51.90 $52.40 $108,990 3.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 210 0.08% $39.39 $41.37 $86,050 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 250 0.10% $24.93 $25.45 $52,940 3.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 140 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 0.02% $28.59 $29.01 $60,350 8.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6,110 2.35% $46.19 $45.97 $95,610 7.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 5,980 2.30% $46.40 $46.08 $95,850 7.4 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,270 0.49% $54.65 $60.44 $125,720 4.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 880 0.34% $69.20 $72.27 $150,330 5.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 330 0.13% $33.39 $33.63 $69,950 2.8 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 0.02% $29.98 $34.90 $72,590 10.5 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 270 0.10% $28.43 $29.88 $62,160 5.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 100 0.04% (4) (4) $55,800 7.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 60 0.02% $29.09 $30.09 $62,580 12.0 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 11,480 4.42% $30.89 $32.48 $67,560 3.8 %
27-1011 Art Directors 460 0.18% $43.36 $45.43 $94,500 3.9 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 150 0.06% $29.80 $28.40 $59,070 10.7 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 2,530 0.97% $29.43 $31.17 $64,820 3.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 250 0.10% $30.13 $32.91 $68,450 8.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 1,370 0.53% $23.92 $25.64 $53,340 2.1 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 330 0.13% $41.04 $37.79 $78,610 8.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 440 0.17% $37.58 $41.57 $86,460 5.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,220 0.47% $29.55 $32.64 $67,900 5.3 %
27-3041 Editors 700 0.27% $29.44 $30.70 $63,860 8.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 2,880 1.11% $34.44 $34.42 $71,590 4.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 530 0.20% $27.07 $27.01 $56,170 3.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 120 0.05% $18.34 $19.82 $41,220 9.4 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 100 0.04% $26.11 $29.63 $61,620 7.6 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 80 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 130 0.05% $20.54 $24.87 $51,730 10.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 80 0.03% $16.76 $16.94 $35,230 9.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 250 0.10% $11.46 $12.33 $25,650 2.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 220 0.08% $11.24 $11.74 $24,410 3.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 22,410 8.63% $34.98 $38.67 $80,420 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 100 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,530 0.59% $44.33 $49.04 $102,000 6.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 0.04% $32.06 $31.07 $64,620 8.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 3,460 1.33% $36.78 $40.44 $84,120 6.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 9,950 3.83% $36.69 $40.18 $83,580 2.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,630 1.40% $31.62 $34.74 $72,250 2.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 0.02% $23.53 $23.23 $48,320 13.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 1,640 0.63% $49.06 $50.27 $104,560 4.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,450 0.56% $14.90 $16.37 $34,050 4.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 430 0.17% $23.13 $25.37 $52,760 5.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27,600 10.62% $17.71 $18.88 $39,270 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,750 0.67% $27.13 $28.22 $58,710 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 0.04% $13.01 $13.45 $27,990 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 760 0.29% $17.39 $18.57 $38,630 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 330 0.13% $16.96 $17.39 $36,170 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,850 1.10% $17.95 $18.29 $38,040 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 0.06% $20.32 $20.23 $42,070 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 0.04% $18.69 $18.99 $39,500 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 6,860 2.64% $15.86 $17.21 $35,800 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30 0.01% $13.22 $14.41 $29,960 5.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 780 0.30% $15.36 $16.09 $33,470 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 630 0.24% $18.79 $19.35 $40,250 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 990 0.38% $13.68 $14.00 $29,130 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 0.02% $17.74 $18.81 $39,120 5.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) (8) $11.65 $11.81 $24,560 5.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 630 0.24% $20.89 $21.22 $44,140 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 810 0.31% $14.88 $15.65 $32,550 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 150 0.06% $11.46 $12.47 $25,930 5.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,770 1.45% $22.89 $23.71 $49,320 1.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,330 0.51% $15.70 $16.12 $33,530 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 570 0.22% $20.66 $21.04 $43,770 3.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 460 0.18% $12.71 $13.42 $27,910 4.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 0.02% $13.97 $15.00 $31,190 8.6 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 280 0.11% $17.37 $19.59 $40,750 3.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 110 0.04% $13.97 $14.44 $30,030 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,040 1.17% $17.09 $17.57 $36,540 6.6 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (8) (8) $21.14 $19.45 $40,460 5.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 480 0.18% $16.86 $16.92 $35,190 4.0 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1,740 0.67% $17.76 $19.27 $40,070 5.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 50 0.02% $27.30 $29.06 $60,450 3.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 1,290 0.50% $16.33 $18.28 $38,030 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 0.03% $28.17 $27.21 $56,600 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 240 0.09% $19.96 $20.19 $42,000 2.4 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 890 0.34% $14.92 $16.85 $35,040 5.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 90 0.03% $27.75 $29.09 $60,500 4.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 120 0.05% $14.92 $16.30 $33,900 5.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 200 0.08% $17.27 $18.67 $38,820 5.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 50 0.02% $12.53 $13.39 $27,850 4.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 80 0.03% $14.21 $15.62 $32,490 5.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 810 0.31% $10.74 $12.28 $25,530 4.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 0.02% $25.05 $25.30 $52,630 6.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 160 0.06% $11.89 $13.22 $27,500 6.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 560 0.22% $10.27 $10.65 $22,160 3.1 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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